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Barn Owl With Holly

Christmas gifts from the BOT

November  With December galloping towards us the Barn Owl Trust can help out with Christmas gift ideas. A Barn Owl Adoption is perfect for anyone that loves owls or for someone who already “has everything”. We have cuddly owl toys and owlets that are soft and huggable, nestboxes for Barn Owls, Tawny Owls, Little Owls and […]

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Barn Owl With Barbed Wire

Lucky to be Alive

September 2013 This young Barn Owl was the subject of a call to our Live Owl Emergency line on Friday. Recently fledged, she’d managed to get her legs tangled in baler twine and then get hooked onto barbed wire on an electricity pole only a short distance from the nest. Glenda Calvert from Pry House […]

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Barn Owl Trust Barn Owl Poster

Celebrating 25 years as a registered charity

January 2013 It’s almost impossible to believe that this year the Trust will be 25 years old! Please help to support our work and to celebrate our 25th birthday by promoting the Trust, recruiting new Friends or holding a fund-raising event. A coffee morning for your friends, a car boot sale, a draw, plant stall, […]

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LLP Wildlife Tower 2012

Wildlife Diary 2012

December 2012 On the 12th, 6 Plymouth University students spent the morning searching for Brown Hairstreak eggs on the new Blackthorn growth along our roadside perimeter. This is apparently by far the best way of surveying for this rather retiring species, as adults either spend most of their time at rest, or high up in […]

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LLP Vole Hole [David Ramsden] 230308 (A)

Wildlife Diary 2011

December 2011 On the 12th the regular Plymouth University group finally finished cutting back bramble from North Park. A couple of days later a Conservation Team Work Party spent some much-needed time in the orchard. The plastic tree guards that had become brittle in the two years they’ve been in service were taken off and […]

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Memory Tree

Memory Tree – November 2011

The latest issue of Feedback (FB46) has just reached our supporters and this issue has our long awaited “Memory Tree” featured on the front cover. The tree is made of 18mm FSC softwood ply and the leaves (100mm x 40mm) are made of 6mm birch ply. It was designed and made here by Jasmin – […]

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Rodenticides On Sale

Rodenticide Campaign News – May 2011

For many years the Barn Owl Trust has been concernedabout the way mouse and rat poisons are labelled and the increasing proportion of Barn Owls that are found to contain rodenticide. The latest figures from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme show that a staggering 81% of dead Barn Owls analysed (mostly road casualties) contained traces […]

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Two New Mobile Aviaries With Vehicles

Return to the wild – April 2011

New mobile aviaries – Owls on wheels! Two new mobile release aviaries are about to go into service for the Barn Owl Trust. Originally a ‘whacky idea’ by Head of Conservation, David Ramsden MBE, the unusual looking contraptions were pioneered by the Trust and have since become a vital piece of equipment for the rehabilitation […]

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